Spending money, time and efforts going around looking for employment during warm weather can be stressful and tiring.
In Pangasinan, job fairs don’t just give job opportunities to seekers. It takes the traditional job search to a whole new level as it offers career opportunities in a night job market.
During the celebration of the 117th Labor Day, some 455 jobseekers in Pangasinan did not have to brave the scorching sun while applying during daytime because local and overseas employment were made available for them during a night job market conducted by the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) in Lingayen town in collaboration with the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) in Region 1.
The night job market is one of the province’s activities in line with the celebration of Labor Day and Pista’y Dayat (Sea Festival) that aimed to bring job opportunities to applicants especially to those who have daytime commitment and were not able to avail of regular jobs fair.
Aside from job opportunities, free food, water and even free overnight accommodation were also provided to job applicants coming from far-flung areas.
DoLE-Western Pangasinan head Bernadette May Mamitag said the night job market offered a total of 5,654 vacancies with 4,709 jobs for local and 945 vacancies for abroad.
“Ang kakaiba sa night job market na ito ay nasa pang-apat na taon na siya ngayong taon,” said Mamitag said, adding the job fair was held from 3 to 11 p.m.
It started in the year 2016, where Pangasinan was the first province in the Philippines to hold a night jobs fair during the celebration of Labor Day.
During the night job market, social services from Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and the Professional Regulation Commission were also provided to the applicants and Pista’y Dayat revellers.